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420MSP Welcomes Colin Martin

The 420MSP would like to welcome Colin Martin as an analyst. Colin comes from Vigilix which is an entrepreneurial company that protects and supports mission critical point of sales environments. Their industry-specific technology detects service issues, initiates corrective actions, and alerts support managers to changing conditions immediately. Join us as Colin shares the importance of protecting and supporting your point of sales environments.

Meet MJStack

MJStack is the cannabis industry’s answer to time-consuming vendor evaluations. As the cannabis technology industry grows, so does the list of providers who provide services. At MJStack they believe in pairing clients with best in class services while considering your unique go to market strategy and state regulatory factors. The best news is that this service is FREE. Brian Mayfield and Adam Benko join 420MSP to share their passion in serving their clients by discovering ideal technology stacks .

Safe Banking Act

The Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act was first introduced to Congress in May of 2017 and reintroduced in April 2019. This legislation act was designed to bridge a gap and allow banks and businesses to work with cannabis businesses without having fear of retaliation or retribution. Essentially this act would allow cannabis businesses to operate like a regular legal business. Watch as Harry and Duane chat about the SAFE Banking Act.

Texas Legislation in Session

Texas Legislature began last month, and are currently focusing on the misinterpretation of the hemp programs bill portion regarding smokables. Currently, Texas law prohibits “the processing or manufacturing of a consumable hemp product for smoking.” With smokable hemp being prohibited to sell, Texas law currently does not criminalize possession of a smokable hemp product by an individual. Thus, many are driving across Texas boarders to buy and bring back into Texas. Watch as Harry and Chuck chat about the current bill and how the legislation is working on amending it.

Go to Market Strategies for the Cannabis Industry

With the cannabis market growing leaps and bounds many MSPs are exploring a go-to-market strategy to enter the cannabis industry. With so many rules, and regulations it is more important than ever to put a plan of action into place that specifies how your company will reach target customers and achieve a competitive advantage. During the recent RSPA community meeting many individuals shared that they are utilizing the pandemic not only to reevaluate their current go to market strategy but also taking time to educate themselves through tradeshows, and research on the ever-changing market. Join Harry and Jim Roddy as they discuss current go to market strategies for the cannabis industry.

Advanced Analytics for Cannabis Retail

Do you want to know more about your customers? Maybe you want to know which department your customer spend the most time in, or which signage display attracts customers attention. FastSensor can assist you to better manage your consumer experience with their advanced AI-powered platform. Join us as John Gunn shares how you can build safer spaces, which is streamlined and tailored to help your business harvest ROI.

Cannabis Marketing Billboard Ban in California

In 2016 Cannabis became legalized for adult use in California. Since then many things have changed in the cannabis industry from packaging, to marketing and more. Last year the California BCC allowed cannabis billboard advertising along its highways, with more than 4,000 miles of California highways currently displaying cannabis billboards. In November a San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge ruled that the BCC overstepped its authority by allowing billboard advertising. Join Luis Alvarez and Harry as they chat about the ruling.

What’s New in CannaTech: Clubhouse a New Social Media App

Clubhouse is a new branch of social networking based on voice conversations, which allow people from all around the world to come together to talk, listen and learn from each other in real-time. Unlike most social media apps where you can look at your leisure, Clubhouse is a live conversation based app, where you have to be their or you will miss out. None of the conversations are recorded and nothing is available after the fact. It is almost like a in person conference or lecture where you can get together with like minded individuals to learn, ask questions, and interact. Currently, Clubhouse is in beta, and unavailable for the public without a private invite. Ryan Porter joins us to share his experience with Clubhouse and why you should join.

The Cannabis Market is Growing in Alaska

Despite 2020 and the pandemic cannabis sales in Anchorage continue to grow. Year over year growth is shown with a recorded $9 million in sales in September which is a 25% increase over the same month last year. Join Harry and Dan as they discuss the cannabis market in Alaska, and how you can get involved.

Changes in Social Media

With 2020 coming to an end we took a moment to reflect on all its changes (COVID-19, protests, global recession, and more) and how it has affected the social media landscape. As we look back over the year we realized a lot has changed, from the way we work and go to school, the way we shop, and even the way we greet others. With all of these changes in such a short period of time we have really seen social media take a hit in engagements in likes, especially with Facebook and Instagram on a crusade to fight fake news. With cannabis being part of this it has made it a lot harder for cannabis business who are just starting out to be seen. Join Kat as she takes us through the challenges brought on by 2020 and how it is affecting social media marketing and campaigns.

Predictions for 2021

With the recent election bringing recreational and medical cannabis victories, we are predicting that the new year will bring new state legislation, a hiring boom, and continued growth throughout the industry. With the recent acceptance among voters, and states looking to boost their tax dollars coming out of the pandemic, we are predicting New York, Virginia, Connecticut, New Mexico and Maryland, among others to legalize cannabis in some form. With the new states coming on board and hopefully more to follow MSPs should start to plan as they will be the first to be called to help design the network infrastructure as well as camera placement for dispensaries, grow operations, and more. Join Duane Roebuck as he shares his predictions for 2021.

Cannabis Companies Show Strong Growth in Q3 2020

Despite a global pandemic, American Cannabis Companies are showing exceptional growth as they report their Q3 numbers. Trulieve Cannabis, Curaleaf Holdings, Green Thumb Industries and Cresco Labs are amongst the top 4 cannabis companies who are showing record breaking growth. With many of these companies showing forward growth many opportunities not only for cannabis companies but also technology, packaging, supply chain, are popping up. Watch as Ryan Porter and Harry discuss Q3 earnings and what it can mean for MSPs.